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Can My Ex Take My Child Overseas?

The separation of parents can often be a difficult time, particularly when it involves one parent wishing to take a child overseas. During the parental dispute, a risk may arise that one parent may take the child overseas without the other parent’s consent with the intention of not returning the child . Fortunately, you can … Read more

Daddy or Donor?

Lessons From Massons v Parsons The High Court of Australia has recently ruled on appeal a sperm donor to be the legal father of an 11-year-old child after he was actively involved in her life. The case with the pseudonym of Massons v Parsons [2019] HCA 21 involved a 49-year-old man who agreed to donate … Read more

Family Law Act Section 75(2): Property Settlement Special Circumstances

Property Settlement Special Circumstances The third step in the four-step process that the Court generally applies to property settlements is to determine whether there are any special circumstances that require adjustment to the property settlement amount. These adjustments are usually based on each parties’ future needs. This step follows after the initial two steps of … Read more